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Kylie Gumpert

Last-minute cold weather brings little relief to U.S. apparel

Dec 31 2015

Apparel retailers saw a boost of no more than $200 million in sales from cold weather just before the new year, and with product markdowns above 50 percent, it will be very difficult to make up margins in the coming months, industry researchers said.

U.S. retailers at risk of missing modest holiday sales goals

Dec 24 2015

CHICAGO/NEW YORK Retailers are struggling to meet even modest forecasts for the holiday shopping season this year after the "Super Saturday" before Christmas failed to live up to its nickname, industry research groups said. | Video

U.S. retailers at risk of missing modest holiday sales goals

Dec 24 2015

CHICAGO/NEW YORK, Dec 24 Retailers are struggling to meet even modest forecasts for the holiday shopping season this year after the "Super Saturday" before Christmas failed to live up to its nickname, industry research groups said.

Telehealth services becoming popular with US consumers and insurers

Dec 23 2015

NEW YORK, Dec 23 Telemedicine services, which allow doctors to treat patients via video, are gaining acceptance among consumers and insurance companies as it becomes clearer when a virtual visit is appropriate, industry executives say.

Some 17 percent of Americans have not yet started holiday shopping

Dec 19 2015

Despite early retailer promotions meant to entice shoppers, 17 percent of Americans had not started holiday shopping about a week before Christmas, one percentage point less than last year, according to a recent Reuters/Ipsos poll.

Luxury brands shower attention on well-heeled Chinese students in U.S.

Dec 18 2015

Sellers of Western luxury brands eager to capitalise on the new wealth of Chinese consumers are showering attention on mainland students in the United States, even as sales in China falter.

Luxury brands shower attention on well-heeled Chinese students in U.S.

Dec 18 2015

Sellers of Western luxury brands eager to capitalize on the new wealth of Chinese consumers are showering attention on mainland students in the United States, even as sales in China falter.

Luxury brands shower attention on well-heeled Chinese students in U.S.

Dec 18 2015

Sellers of Western luxury brands eager to capitalise on the new wealth of Chinese consumers are showering attention on mainland students in the United States, even as sales in China falter.

New York's Thanksgiving parade draws huge crowd amid tight security

Nov 26 2015

NEW YORK Crowds of spectators watched the marching bands, floats and giant balloons of Macy's annual Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday, held without incident under tight security almost two weeks after deadly attacks in Paris. | Video

Thanksgiving shopping crowds 'good not great'; online sales strong

Nov 26 2015

PITTSBURGH/NEW YORK, Nov 26 Retailers across the United States offered early Black Friday discounts to lure bargain-hunters on Thanksgiving eve, but crowds in brick-and-mortar stores were subdued even as online sales jumped.

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